Two held in mining scam

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested two persons, including Shyam Singh, said to be a relative of former tourism minister and sitting MLA B S Anand Singh in connection with its probe into the supply of the nine lakh tonnes of illicit iron ore to Dream Logistics.

The other arrested person was identified as Yerriswamy. The duo had allegedly extracted iron ore from forest plots and other areas without necessary licences/permits,  in violation of several sections of the Indian Penal Code, a source in the CBI said.

The two were produced before a magistrate who remanded them in the custody of the CBI till Saturday.

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